All to know about the microbiome diet and how to follow it

Is the microbiome diet yet another detox diet that promises a lot and delivers little? Here's all to know about this 3-part diet. 

This is a natural anti-inflammatory food plan that promises to clean your skin and boost your digestive system in a few weeks, is that so?

All to know about the microbiome diet and how to follow it

All to know about the microbiome diet and how to follow it 

The microbiome diet was created by Raphael Kellman and it consists of 3 different phases with the objective of restoring gut health and losing weight. The microbiome in your gut system is basically bacteria and microorganisms, when the good and the bad bacteria are balanced, the inflammation is reduced, anxiety decreases, mood and brain function improve and it can boost your metabolism.

How to follow the microbiome diet

Stage 1

This is a 21-day phase where the bad bacteria are starved – you are supposed to remove cow's milk, and potatoes and follow the four R's:

Stage 2

The next stage lasts for 9 days and the idea is to build up good bacteria, you can start by including legumes, potatoes and eggs. 

Stage 3

The last stage is basically maintaining your gut health by avoiding packed foods, syrup, trans fats, canned foods, soy, fruit juice, and canola oil. Keep gluten at bay.

The bottom line

 It is always recommended to consult a professional before making changes in our eating habits. 

The microbiome diet might have some benefits as it focuses on whole foods and supporting gut health, but it could be too restrictive for some people. It is always recommended to consult a professional before making changes in our eating habits. 

Aniela Dybiec

Aniela is a writer who loves art, makeup, and magick. She is also an amateur illustrator, a wellness fan and a vegetarian.+ info

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